As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be invited to attend an audition and interview. This applies to all years of entry.
Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Audition and application
Your audition plays a big part in the selection process, but we are looking for a demonstrated interest within acting, whether it be in subjects at school or clubs, societies etc. We're looking for passion, self-motivation, strong imagination and a willingness to be open to new ideas. If you show potential in the audition, and can meet the academic criteria, then we will be able to offer a place on our course.
The audition will be in three parts:
- a classical speech (Shakespeare) - we will send you a selection to pick from
- a two-minute devised piece, which might reflect something about yourself
- a song to be sung a cappella (pick your best 16 bars of music).
For each part of the audition, we're looking for an imaginative connection to the world of the piece you've chosen. Our advice is to come prepared: understand and learn all your material, inside and out. Otherwise, nerves will prevent you from performing to the best of your ability.
Minimum year 1
Standard Entry Requirement
BBCC including Grade B in English.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BCCC including Grade B in English.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.
CCD including Grade C in English.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B3, B3, B3, B3 at HL including English
New Grading System:
H3, H3, H3, H3 at HL including English
Pass HNC in a relevant, performance based subject, with Grade B in the graded unit. Grade B in Higher English also required.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. Grade B in Higher English also required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5 including English.
Minimum year 2
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC including Grade B in English.
BBB including English.
Pass HND in a relevant, performance-based subject, with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
Grade B in Higher English also required.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with 6.5 overall and no element below 6.0. For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact email@example.com.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications
in English. Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies